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Skype v.4 released for linux Ubuntu based OS

Most important new features are:

  • Unified chat window (this can be disabled from the Chat options)
  • New Call View
  • Better call / video quality and new supported cameras

*** If you face this error during setup process :

 
Unpacking skype (from .../skype-ubuntu_4.0.0.7-1_i386.deb) ... 
dpkg: error processing Downloads/skype-ubuntu_4.0.0.7-1_i386.deb (--install): 
trying to overwrite '/etc/dbus-1/system.d/skype.conf', which is also in package skype-bin 2.2.0.35-0precise3 
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)

***You have to run:


sudo apt-get purge skype 
sudo apt-get purge skype-bin 
sudo apt-get autoremove 

and then try to reinstall Skype. 🙂

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In the previous post we presented to you how to run chromium browser and vlc in BT 5 , now we are going to show you how to run skype with root privileges.

In the beggining we have to go to the software management and click on the “edit software resources” option, then we go to the tab named “other software” and we add the follow link without the quotes, and then we hit close and then the reload  button:

“deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free”

Then we open terminal to install skype:

“sudo apt-get install skype”

And that’s it!  Have  nice call conferences.  🙂